Online Courses

ACCT 100
Practical Accounting
A course for non-accounting majors to familiarize students with small business accounting or for students desiring a practical knowledge of principles before ACCT-101. The course covers the complete accounting cycle of both mercantile and personal services enterprises. It is designed to provide a better understanding of business procedures and the accounting phase of business. This course is used as a requirement or elective depending on degree requirements.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

ACCT 101
Accounting Principles I
This course introduces concepts and techniques basic to the solution of record keeping problems of a business enterprise. It deals with the methods of recording, reporting, and interpreting the financial data of the business unit. Topics include adjusting entries, closing entries, cash control, receivables, inventory, fixed assets and current liabilities. Prerequisite: R, M.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

ACCT 102
Accounting Principles II
This course covers accounting for corporations, investments and cash flows. In addition, the students are introduced to managerial accounting concepts. Topics include standard costs, job and process costing, budgeting and financial statement analysis. Prerequisite: “C” or better in ACCT-101.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

ACCT 105
Accounting with Computers
A course designed to teach students how to perform the accounting cycle QuickBooksPro software. This course covers the complete accounting cycle and includes computerization of accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll. Prerequisite: ACCT-100 or ACCT-101.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ANTH 201
Intro to Cultural Anthropology
This course will present a broad understanding of the field of cultural anthropology that includes world cultures, ethnicity and race, language, political systems, gender, marriage, religion, art, and an appreciation of the breadth and complexity of the human condition. Also included will be research ethics and methods. Meets Humanities and Social & Behavioral Science requirement. Prerequisite: R
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

BIOL 107
Environmental Science
This course provides a broad introduction to natural systems, ecological concepts, and the social and cultural institutions that affect human interactions with the natural world. It presents an interdisciplinary perspective on current environmental issues while developing analytical and problem solving skills. To meet natural science lab requirements for A.A. or A.S. degrees, and for many transfer programs, BIOL-107 should be taken concurrently with BIOL-108, Environmental Science Lab. Prerequisite: E, M, R. Students will benefit from having had at least one year of natural science in high school or BIOL-090. Offered each semester.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

BIOL 225
Medical Microbiology
An introductory Microbiology course emphasizing the medical applications of microbiology. The subject matter will include microscopic techniques, prokaryotic and eukaryotic structure, control of growth, diversity of microbial life, epidemiology, the immune system, and common microbial diseases. Prerequisites: CHEM-107 or equivalent and at least one semester of college level Biology.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

BIOL 276
Pathophysiology
The purpose of this course is to define and analyze significant pathophysiological processes of common diseases and illnesses utilizing a systematic approach. The etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of common disease processes are covered. Prerequisite: BIOL-214.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

BUSN 160
Introduction to Business
This course is intended to offer the student an overview of the business complex, business organization and management, personnel and labor relations, banking and finance, governmental agencies and controls, production, marketing, and the like. Throughout the course, current career opportunities will be explored.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

BUSN 177
Mathematics of Business
A course intended primarily for non-transfer business students and for others who need to use mathematics in the solution of practical problems. Some of the areas covered include banking procedures, payroll, financial situations, time value of money, installment buying, cost of home ownership, stocks and bonds, business statistics, frequency distributions, and measures of dispersion. This course does not fulfill the math requirements for the A.S. or A.A. degrees. This course is a supportive course designed to meet occupational program requirements. Prerequisite: MATH-095 with a “C” or better or appropriate score on the mathematics placement test.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

BUSN 195
Business Communications
This course is designed to help the student develop communications skills appropriate to a variety of business situations including letters, memos, short reports, electronic slide presentations, e-mail, group interaction, and listening skills. Emphasis will be placed on both content and mechanics with a goal of mailability on all written documents. Prerequisite: CIS-101 or permission of instructor. Keyboarding ability is recommended.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

BUSN 203
Management Information Systems
A study of the roles, value, and design of management information systems in various business contexts. Includes information about the IT infrastructure comprising these systems (e.g. databases, networks, hardware and software technology), as well as key applications of these systems (e.g., decision-making, e-commerce, information/knowledge management). Students will learn about the system's development process while gaining hands-on experience with management information system components and working in teams to perform selected activities. Prerequisite: CIS-101 or instructor's permission.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

BUSN 242
Principles of Management
An introduction into the social and legal implications of business functions and managerial decision-making problems and solutions. The student, upon completion, should be able to use the knowledge in making better personal and social decisions in business. Prerequisite: BUSN-160.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

BUSN 250
Business Law I
A course dealing with common law and the Uniform Commercial Code as it applies to contracts, agencies, employment, commercial paper, personal property, and bailments. The introduction to the course surveys the law and the resolution of disputes. The introduction also includes the social forces and legal rights included in the law.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

BUSN 253
Marketing
This is the first course in Marketing. It is designed to look at the major elements used to successfully market products, services, and ideas. The course covers the marketing process from evaluation of the marketing environment through development of a marketing plan. Students will utilize the marketing concepts to analyze situations, develop creative problem solutions, and present workable alternatives. The role of Marketing in the business structure and the use of a marketing philosophy in business are examined.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

BUSN 260
International Business
This course is intended to offer the student an overview and comparison of international business environments. It is designed to provide the student with the basic concepts and theories pertaining to global business. Course content includes, but is not limited to, the social, political, and economic environments of the multinational firm. Prerequisite: BUSN-160.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

BUSN 262
Principles of Selling
This course covers developing sales techniques effective in various types of professional selling situations. Basic principles of selling are emphasized, and the students shall be able to relate these sales techniques to the individual’s area of concentration.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

CHLD 101
Foundations in Early Childhood Care
This course will introduce the field of early childhood care and education including historical and multicultural perspectives; understanding the principles of learning and development for ages birth through age 8; intentional teaching; building partnerships with families; guiding young children; planning and implementing effective curriculum in support of physical, cognitive and social emotional growth and development; authentic assessment of learning and development through observations and Developmentally Appropriate Practices. This course meets the Council for Professional Recognition CDA Subject Areas 1-4 and 6-8.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

CHLD 103
Child Development (Ages 3-8)
This course examines the growth and development patterns of children ages 3-8 including physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and language development. The influences of health, play, families, the early childhood education experience and other environmental factors impacting development will be addressed. A variety of authentic assessment tools will be utilized to address the Assessment/Observations/curriculum cycle.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

CHLD 110
HealthSafetyNutrition-Early Childhd
This course offers the early childhood practitioner introductory information concerning the health, safety and nutritional needs of young children ages birth through 8 years. Exploration and application of State Child Care Licensing Standards and health education will be included. This course will meet the Council for Professional Recognition CDA Subject Areas 1 & 2.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

CIS 101
Computer Concepts and Applications
This course will provide students with a fundamental level of computer literacy necessary in today's digital age. Topics will include hardware, software, the Internet, security, networks, and ethics. The course will focus on current technology issues as they apply to a student's professional and personal life. Students will also complete assignments using the most widely used application programs. Students may be required to use the computer lab to complete computer assignments.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

CIS 120
Microsoft Word
This course will allow a student to learn about and use Microsoft Word. The class will take the student from the basics through some of the more advanced features of the package. The student will complete word processing projects to become familiar with the commands/ structure of the Microsoft Word package. Some assignments may require outside computer lab time. Keyboarding skill helpful.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

CIS 121
Microsoft Excel
This course will allow a student to learn about and use Microsoft Excel. The class will take the student from the basics through some of the more advanced features of the package. The student will complete spreadsheet projects to become familiar with the commands/structure of the Microsoft Excel package. Some assignments may require outside computer lab time. Keyboarding skill helpful.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

CIS 122
Microsoft Access
This course will allow a student to learn about and use Microsoft Access. The class will take the student from the basics through some of the more advanced features of the package. The student will complete database projects to become familiar with the commands/structure of the Microsoft Access package. Some assignments may require outside computer lab time. Keyboarding skill helpful.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

CIS 123
Microsoft PowerPoint
This course will allow a student to learn about and use Microsoft PowerPoint. The class will take the student from the basics through some of the more advanced features of the package. The student will complete presentation graphics projects to become familiar with the commands/ structure of the Microsoft PowerPoint package. Some assignments may require outside computer lab time. Keyboarding skill helpful.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

CIS 135
Introduction to Cybersecurity
This course will provide an introduction to the basic concepts of cybersecurity. Various cyber threats will be explained along with information on how to select, install, and configure security technologies to protect against these threats. Cybersecurity is a critical issue for anyone who uses the Internet. This course will provide computer users with the knowledge and skills necessary to be safe online.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

CNSS 105
Digital Logic Principles
This course covers the basic principles of electricity and digital electronics involved in the operation of computers and network systems. Topics include waveform generation and transmission, Boolean Arithmetic, and basic circuit operations. All topics are covered with respect to their effect on modern computer and network systems.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

CNSS 130
Introduction to Networks
Employment in information technology, whether in a software or hardware field, requires in-depth knowledge of computers and networks and the vast amount of terminology relating to this area. This course is designed to prepare students very well for both employment and CompTIA network+ certification.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

COMM 103
Interpersonal Communication
Principles and practices of effective communication through readings, lectures, discussions, and demonstrations. Special focus on how personal, social, and professional relationships are established, defined, and maintained through verbal and nonverbal interaction. Contemporary concerns of gender, ethics, and global/cultural awareness are addressed.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

COMM 201
Mass Comm and Popular Culture
This course examines the impact of mediated communication on our culture. Emphasis will be placed on description, analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of mass media forms and their integration in modern society. Meets Humanities requirement. Prerequisites: E, R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ECON 120
Personal Finance
This course studies the application of economic concepts as they impact consumer decision- making and prudent economic management of the individual’s finances. This course includes application and practical examples of choices regarding earning power, protection of income, spending patterns, consumer saving, investing, and budgeting. Also emphasized are the use of credit, insurance, housing options and expenses, career choice, retirement, and estate planning. Prerequisite: R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ECON 131
Macroeconomics
This course is an introduction into the concepts and applications of basic economic theory. The theories of supply and demand are explored and applied to national and international economic situations. Interactions of consumers, businesses, and government are examined relative to the impact of their actions on the national economy. Activities undertaken to try to control economic activity are examined as to their use and effectiveness. Prerequisite: R
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ECON 132
Microeconomics
This course is an introductory course in the application of economic concepts and theories in the business environment. The course examines different market structures and the actions of the businesses operating in each market structure. The theories examined are applied to several current topics to evaluate the practical use of the concepts. Significant emphasis is placed on the evaluation of costs as they relate to business decision making. Prerequisite: R
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 101
Rhetoric and Composition
This course is designed to help students develop their writing, reading, and thinking skills. Major emphasis is on writing and the writing process. Students will be assigned a variety of both formal and informal writings in expository, narrative, and persuasive modes. In addition, students will be expected to respond in writing to a variety of readings. Although instruction in grammar and mechanics is provided, students are expected to enter the course with a firm foundation in basic writing skills. Student papers will often be used to illustrate writing techniques. The writing lab will provide students with experience in using computers as a writing tool. Prerequisite: E, R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 102
Research Writing
Research Writing provides instruction and practice in writing interesting, informative, and evaluative college research papers. Students will conduct library research, acquaint themselves thoroughly with a narrow topic of their choice, devise appropriate thesis statements, and develop their papers with material from a variety of authoritative sources using proper documentation. Prerequisite: ENGL- 101 with a “C” or better.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 200
American Literature
A survey of the outstanding authors and poets in the tradition of American literature. Special attention will be given to the social and intellectual backgrounds which were instrumental in shaping both the content and style employed by American writers from Franklin to the present. Frequent written response to the literature is expected. Meets the humanities requirement. Prerequisite: E,R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 205
World Literature
An introductory study of international literature. Literary themes such as colonialism and post-colonialism, comparitive literature, and the development of literatures in non-Western cultures will be examined. Frequent written response to the literature is expected. Meets the Humanities requirement. Prerequisites: E and R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

ENGL 209
Writing Creative Nonfiction
This course provides an introduction and immersion into the writing genre of creative nonfiction. Students will construct a writing portfolio of short works in creative nonfiction. Classroom activities will include active discussion of the various models and approaches used in creative nonfiction, analysis of the major writers in creative nonfiction, and the revision of student nonfiction writing. Meets the humanities requirement. Prerequisite: ENGL-101 with a “C” or better.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

GEOG 110
Physical Geography
An overview of the physical environment of planet Earth with emphasis on the atmosphere, hydrosphere, and lithosphere. It begins with Earth’s place in the Universe, and continues with characteristics of past nd current atmosphere, weather, water resources, climates and climatic changes, plate tectonics, minerals, rock types, wind processes, soils, rivers and river related landforms, glaciers and glacial landscapes, ocean and coastal processes, and erosion and weathering processes. Students will develop an understanding of Earth’s vast systems and an appreciation of the relationship between human activities and environmental processes. The course includes an online lab. Meets the MACRAO natural Science with lab requirement.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 6.00

GEOG 126
Wrld Regl Geog Developing World
Introduces students to the world’s developing geographic regions as well as useful geographic concepts and tools. Each region will be discussed in terms of its history, culture, demographics, economies, natural resources, religions, climates, environmental issues, governments, plus challenges and prospects for the future. The regions covered include: Latin America, North Africa and Southwest Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, and Southeast Asia. Meets the Social & Behavioral Science requirement.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

HIST 101
Western Civilization to 1600
A survey of the history of Western Civilization from its prehistoric roots through the Reformation Era. This study will investigate the origin and development of cultural trends from the civilizations of the Mediterranean through the era of European Feudalism, culminating in the emergence of Modern Europe. This course will include a study of political history, philosophy, literature, architecture, and religion. Meets Humanities and Social & Behavioral Science requirements. Prerequisite: R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

HIST 212
US History 1865 to Present
This course provides students with an opportunity to learn the history of the United States from the post-Civil War era into the modern context, with an emphasis on the emergence of the United States as a progressive world power. Political, economic, and social topics are studied in relationship to the course theme. Meets the Social & Behavioral Science requirement.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

HLTH 118
Medical Terminology I
This course is designed to furnish the basic tools necessary for building a medical vocabulary. The student will become acquainted with medical terms as they pertain to human anatomy, physiology, and disease.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

HLTH 119
Medical Terminology II
Medical Terminology II is designed to continue the expansion of the knowledge gained in Medical Terminology I. The student will be able to define the structure of medical terms as they relate to prefixes, suffixes, and basic word structure. This class will incorporate medical terms related to oncology, radiology, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy, pharmacology, laboratory, history and physicals, and surgery. All of these subjects will be studied in more detail as they relate to analyzing the structure of medical terms and how they relate to all systems. Prerequisite: HLTH-118.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

HLTH 120
Intro to Electronic Health Records
This course focuses on introducing basic concepts of understanding electronic health record systems, associated terminology, and application of the practical use of such systems in a variety of simulated health settings.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.00

MATH 105
Intermediate Algebra
A study of real numbers, algebraic expressions, exponents, complex numbers, solution of linear inequalities, quadratic equations and absolute value equations, equations of lines, conic sections, functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, exponential and logarithmic equations, and systems of equations. This course is designed to prepare students for MATH-110 College Algebra. This course may be used as an elective course; however, it does not fulfill the natural science requirement for the Associate of Science degree or the MACRAO agreement. A scientific calculator is required. Prerequisite: MATH-095 with a “C” grade or better or appropriate score in the mathematics placement test.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

MATH 110
College Algebra
A study of equations, systems of equations, inequalities, functions and their graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, complex numbers, theory of equations. Prerequisite: MATH-105 with a grade of “C” or better or an appropriate score on the mathematics placement test. Graphing calculator is required.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

NURS 118
Nursing Informatics
The purpose of this course is to gain a basic understanding of nursing informatics and its application to education, research and practice in nursing and health occupation professions. Topics will include computer and informatics literacy, informatics competencies, application of informatics to healthcare trends. Competencies taught will meet the American Nurses Association Scope and Standards of Nursing Informatics Practice (ANA, 2010) for beginning nurses. Prerequisites: Pre-nursing Major, Nursing Major or Health Occupations Major and basic computer and office software skills.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

NURS 273
Nursing Assessment
This nursing theory course emphasizes the application of Martha Rogers Science of Unitary Human Beings to develop cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills in the area of nursing assessment. The primary goal of this course is to assist students in developing and applying human patterning practice methods to create a comprehensive nursing care plan that reflects holistic care of adult clients in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: LPN Licensure; Nursing Dept permission.
Credit Hrs: 1.00  Contact Hrs: 1.50

OIS 150
Word Processing Applications
This course will cover both the beginning and the intermediate features of using Microsoft Word for document processing. Students will go beyond basic editing and formatting to cover such applications as mail merge, tables, styles, outlines, and more. Completion of assignments will require additional lab time. Prerequisites: Proven keyboarding competency of 30 wpm, or OIS-090.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

OIS 250
Adv Word Processing Applications
This course will expand upon the basic skills covered in the beginning course and will include the more powerful features of the word processing software. Topics to be covered may include graphics, tables, styles, templates, macros, forms, master documents, collaboration tools, and introductory desktop publishing. Prerequisite: OIS-150.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

PHED 144
Effective Stress Management
The student will develop an understanding of stress and its impact on the student’s health and well-being. Various effective stress management techniques will be introduced, discussed, and practiced during course time. Students will develop personalized stress management plans.
Credit Hrs: 2.00  Contact Hrs: 2.00

PSYC 201
Introduction to Psychology
This course introduces the student to the major ideas, concepts, methods, and principles in contemporary psychology with a special focus on psychology as a science. As a science that examines behavior and mental processes, psychology includes topics such as research methods, neurological bases of behavior, sensing and perceiving the physical world, states of consciousness, learning, emotion and its display, relationships between stress and health, higher cognitive processes such as memory and motivation, development, differing views of personality and its assessment, abnormal behavior and its treatment, social thinking, social influence, and social relations. Meets the Social & Behavioral Science requirement. Prerequisite: R.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

PSYC 220
Developmental Psychology
This course is an introduction to the study of the physical, cognitive, and psychosocial development of the individual during the life-span. A special emphasis is placed on the changes associated with childhood and adolescence. This course is based upon the views that development is due to interactions between nature and nurture, development is contextual in terms of recognizing culture and other environmental conditions, and that each person’s development is similar and yet unique to the development of others. Meets the Social & Behavioral Science requirement. Prerequisite: R and PSYC-201 or permission of instructor. Offered in the Fall semester.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

SOCY 103
Cultural Diversity
This is a social science elective which will encourage a better understanding of the dimensions of the human experience and the commonalities that knit all people together. This course will explore the beliefs that distinguish cultures and societies from one another. Understanding the dimensions stimulates dialogue about solutions to many complex social problems. We hope to prepare students to live in a diverse world and pluralistic community, and to prepare them for citizenship in both the local and global community. Meets the Social & Behavioral Science requirement.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

SOCY 151
Sociology
This course teaches the sociological perspective which stresses understanding the connections between the individual and society. Students will study human behavior within the context of social structure, groups, and one's environment. Special emphasis is placed on sociological theory, culture, socialization, social institutions, deviance, social stratification, race/ethnicity, sex and gender, and marriage and the family. Meets the Social & Behavioral Science requirement.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

SPAN 101
Spanish I
Spanish I is an introduction to the Spanish language and cultures of the people who speak it. The course is designed for beginning students with no previous experience in Spanish who wish to develop effective communication skills in Spanish. It is designed to acquaint students with the four basic language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) which will carry over into their area of interest, i.e., travel, business, medicine, education, social work, etc. The course will also focus on cultural beliefs, values, and aspects of everyday life in Spanish-speaking countries and communities. Meets the Humanities requirement.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00

WATR 110
WastewaterOperations and Management
The primary goal of this course is to present the student with basic knowledge of the design and operation of wastewater treatment plants. Topics covered will include activated sludge process, trickling filters, lagoons, and solids handling. Laboratory procedures and practices are also discussed. Recommended: MATH-095 or higher.
Credit Hrs: 4.00  Contact Hrs: 4.00

WATR 260
Current Issues for Managers
The primary objective of this course is to assist the student to understand the relationship of the water utility with other municipal departments, with State and Federal regulatory agencies, and with the public. Emphasis is placed on the organizational structure, management programs, and the duties of supervisory personnel.
Credit Hrs: 3.00  Contact Hrs: 3.00